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Worm Food

Sometimes, when I’m feeling too lazy to hand chop, I give dinner’s assorted vegetable scraps a quick whiz in the food processor before feeding the gruel to the worms in my kitchen wormery. I liken it to cutting the food on your kids’ plate into sizes that are manageable for their little mouths. I imagine

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Grow Great Grub: Twitter Giveaway

Hey, guess what? My new book, “Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces” hits stores in less than a week! To commemorate its impending release, Clarkson Potter has agreed to do a pre-launch giveaway of two copies of the book via twitter. To enter to win, simply go to The Twitter and follow me:

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Back in August 2009 my friend Laura asked me if I wanted to take a quick jaunt out to the burbs to take some pictures of the Foodcycles farm. At the time we had just finished putting the finishing touches on the book design and it felt like I hadn’t left my computer in what


First Seed Roundup for 2010

Photo of ‘Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge’ Tomato: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds If you’ve been reading this site over the years, you can probably make a pretty safe guess as to where I am right now in the areas of seed starting and garden planning 2010. Behind. Barely started. Most of my decisions so far have

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Experiencing Fresh Cacao: The Sequel

Two years ago I wrote about my disappointing experience eating fresh cacao in Cuba. Cacao (Theobroma cacao) is the tree that chocolate comes from. The fruit is a big pod that forms directly on the trunk and older growth of the tree. It kind of looks like a squash and smells like one too. Chocolate

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